We expected to see some goals and that’s what happened Monday night in Ottawa.
Only two goals were scored in regular time and Peter Regin scored in the shootout to give the Senators 2-1 win.
Ben Bishop was the star of this game. He kept his team in the game by making 44 saves.
Both goals were scored in the second period. Andrei Markov scored to tie the game 1-1. Habs won a faceoff and Raphael Diaz slid the puck into the Russian, who scored his fifth goal of the season with a powerful shot and precise, at 19:56.
Chris Neil was sent to the box for roughing at 18:32 and the Canadiens took advantage, scoring on the 30th shooting in the direction of Bishop.
Dave Dziurzynski gave the Senators the lead with a shot from distance that beat Carey Price’s glove side. The goalie of habs would certainly revisit this shot. After receiving the pass cross Neil, Alberta’s six feet three raced down the left wing and fired a shot that earned him his second goal of the season.
The Sens goaltender can also thank his posts. Habs had no luck on his side with five shots related to the post or crossbar.
“When you play several games in a row, you get a good rhythm. I feel comfortable in front of the net, “says Bishop, who earned the first star of the game.
Michel Therrien liked the way his team behaved on the road. He also acknowledged that if it was not the goalkeeper, the result might not have been the same. “He had a performance and he should be given credit. We played a solid game and we impose our rhythm. Bishop is the story of the game, “said Hans head coach .
The game could have ended at the end of the third or overtime. Marc Methot was punished for obstruction with 1:39 remaining in the third period, but PK Subban cut short the advantage by tripping with 42 seconds on the clock.
Senators threatened, but was getting frustrated Kyle Turris Price and Sergei Gonchar before the sound of the siren.
Price very hard on himself
Canadians goalkeeper was very hard on himself after the game. “It was our best game of the year. I did not make the stops we needed. There is no excuse, it was a bad goal that I gave, “says Price. The guard stopped 23 pucks in defeat.
“We played a good game and the effort was there. Nevertheless, we must find a way to score goals, “said Brian Gionta.
Despite the brilliance of Bishop, Pacioretty think Canadiens players have helped a little. “We did look much better than what he seemed,” believes the No. 67.
Jakob Silfverberg and David Desharnais scored in the shootout before Regin put the final touch. Alex Galchenyuk, Brian Gionta and Tomas Plekanec missed their chance at the Habs
Senators show the best record in the NHL at home (9-1-2). They have also won their last five meetings.
Early in the game, the fans in attendance at Scotiabank Place attended the festival icing while the two teams were not able to install offensively.
Francis Bouillon played his 500th game in a Canadiens uniform. The Habs next game will take place Wednesday in Toronto.
Forward Rene Bourque, the Canadiens, missed a second straight game because of the flu.
Bishop Senators goaltender was because of the injury to Craig Anderson. Regin was making a return after missing seven games.
Anderson is only the latest in a long list of players who are left with the wounded with the Senators. The Norris Trophy winner, Erik Karlsson will miss the rest of the season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. There’s also Jason Spezza (back), Milan Michalek (knee), Guillaume Latendresse (neck) and Jared Cowen (hip) are the key. Spezza has also skated for a few minutes before the morning skate Monday.
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